Noah Cyrus mourns her grandmother’s death with a song that nearly crumples the heart like paper. “Loretta’s Song” bookends the singer’s new record, The Hardest Part, and appears to exorcize pain from her bones. It’s equally brilliant and brittle, just like life itself. “So lay no roses at my feet ‘cause life’s too long for to keep regret,” sings Cyrus. “And love’s too strong to lay down for death / I know you’re hurtin’, but it’s not the end / So hold on, darlin’, I will see you again.” Her performance may crush you yet.
Listen to “Loretta’s Song” below.